Agave palmeri is the largest species of agave in the United States. The green or bluish-green foliage is nearly 3 feet long. They grow upward and outwards to create a large plant several feet across. Closely-spaced, red-tipped teeth run along the edges, the tip is reddish brown and 2 inches long. It flowers only once with a tall stem and yellowish-green flowers that attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bats.
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
They also attract bats and other beneficial insects
Interesting blue-gray-green evergreen foliage
Drought tolerant and very low maintenance
Terrific in decorative containers
Found in grassland, oak woodland, mountain foothills, well-drained soils, between 3,000 and 6,000 feet elevation.
Century plants such as this provided Native Americans in the Southwest with food, beverages, fiber, soap, medicine, and lances.
Plant in a lean, well-drained soil where it will get plenty of sun and heat.